Happy to be wearing fewer layers and even some bare feet!
Students and parents, I hope everyone is healthy and well.
The Spring semester starts again on Monday 4/12.  I will be glad to see everyone.  It was good to take a break although it has been filled with some sadness as my partner Carol’s mother is now in hospice and not expected to live very long.  She had been ill so this was not unexpected but it is still sad when one’s mother is going to pass.
Fees reminder – April fees are due from Monday and most people owe 3 weeks unless you had a payment put forward ($97.50)
Most Important!!  From the Durham Music Teachers Association

Spring Play-a-thon, April 17th 

We are excited to announce we will have an “in person” play-a-thon Saturday April 17th. The play-a-thon will be held outside at Grey Stone Church, 2611 Hillsborough Rd.  If you’d like more information about participating or would like to sign up for a time slot, please contact Lorna: lcollingridge@gmail.com or 919 599 9372.   Play-a-thons are informal performance opportunities for students of any age and level.  Money raised from the play-a-thons support DMTA’s scholarship program.

Please consider signing up:  Can be any student from beginners to advanced – I know playing in the open air is different but hey!  this has been a different kind of year!  You can play more than one piece if you want.  I hope to fill my half hour 2-2:30 pm!  I think it has to be piano players because there won’t be amps and microphones for singers and ukulele/guitar players. If you are not from Durham you are excused!
I look forward to hearing people clamoring to play…